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OK Clean Water Project

Celebrating Ten Years of Working Together for Life-Giving Cause

This year marks the tenth anniversary of OK Clean Water Project, an Ottawa-based charity that works directly with volunteers on the ground to help provide resources and support for access to clean water tovillages in the area of Kumbo, Cameroon. Funds are directed mainly to families, schools, and communityhealth centres.

The project began in 2003 as an idea by the late Norma McCoy and her friends to send a one-time donationof $5,000 to respond to the needs expressed by Sister Cathy Molloy based in Kumbo. Since then, the ideagrew into a volunteer-driven, grassroots project that has raised over $570,000 through individual donationsand fundraisers to help Kumbo locals build their own clean water infrastructure. The partnership has greatlyimproved the opportunities and future prospects of the people who are desperate for it to stay healthy.

Join us to celebrate our important milestones and achievements at Shepherd's Fashion FUNraiser on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 18:00 to 21:00 (145 Trainyards Drive, Unit 4, Ottawa K1G 3X8). Be the changeyou want to see in the world and help us kick off another successful ten years.


"Our grassroots efforts have been hugely successful over the last 10 years. More than 34 villages have directly benefited from OK funds and downstream clean water projects, and new communities continue toline up to receive assistance. We can only hope the next ten years are as successful as the last ten."

Carmel Horan, President

"Having ready-access to reliable, clean sources of water has improved the quality of life of people in Kumboand surrounding areas. Helping thirsty people get access to clean water reduces the incidences of waterbornediseases, helps drive economic development in their community, improves local infrastructure, andputs a strong focus on sustainability for future generations."

Cathy Molloy, Cameroon Member


  • There are 34 villages now being served by OK Clean Water Project, covering a population ofapproximately 35,000 people;
  • Currently, 38 schools and 15 health centres are being served by the project;
  • Since 2003, OK funds have helped lay over 165 square kilometres of pipeline,
  • install nearly 160 newstandpipes,
  • and build over 22 spring catchments on hilltops;


  • 89 per cent of donations raised are sent directly to Kumbo, Cameroon,
  • and 11 per cent are used forfundraising and administration fees.


OK Clean Water Project



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